UFO fans have claimed a sighting of an ‘alien skeleton’ on Mars is proof of life on the Red Planet – and it should change the way we think about it forever, The Sun reports. In mind-boggling footage uploaded to the YouTube channel Paranormal Crucible, alien enthusiasts suggest an image captured by NASA’s Mars rovers Curiosity shows the remains of extraterrestrial life embedded in the planet’s rocky surface.
Zooming in on the raw image, snapped in June 2015, the video’s creator highlights what appears to be an almost human-like skeleton – helpfully labelling each potential ‘bone’, and branding the comparison between the mysterious creature and humans as ‘undeniable’.
The channel, which has over 100,000 subscribers, wrote beneath the clip: “The relic has a large skull adorned with an ornate or decorative head piece, this could indicate that its the remains of a king, religious icon or perhaps a fallen warrior. “This is undoubtedly the skeletal remains of an alien humanoid in my opinion.”
Meanwhile, dedicated alien-hunter Scott C. Waring, of UFO Sightings Daily, claims the discovery should transform our views on extraterrestrial life. He said: ‘This is enough evidence to rock the palaeontology world off its high horse. “It could be an intelligent species, one of the creatures that controlled this planet. An extraordinary and unusual find that should change how we see Mars forever.”
The sighting comes just days after conspiracy theorists were sent into overdrive by images released by NASA which appeared to show Morse code etched into the planet’s surface. Unfortunately suggestions that Martians are trying to communicate with us was soon dashed by experts – as the dots and dashes are simply caused by gusts of wind.
Experts in Hi-RISE, the visible light and near-IR camera which captured the images, explained: “The ‘dashes’ are linear dunes formed by bi-directional winds, which are not travelling parallel to the dune.
“The smaller ‘dots’ occur where there is some interruption to the process forming those linear dunes. “This process is not well understood at present and is one motivation for HiRISE to image this area.”